Original air date: 01/20/2013 Runtime: 55:13 min. Fiona wakes in a panic. She can’t believe she gave Meg a thousand dollars. She has no idea how to run a club night. Plus, the property tax is two weeks overdue. Lip finds out; and he’s outraged. When Frank stumbles home drunk looking for a bed, nobody wants him back, except Debbie. Debbie not only tends to Frank, but she also helps Sheila with fussy Hymie. Unfortunately, for Sheila and Jody, however, Frank may be the only one that can keep him quiet. Lip begins his community service where he meets Casper (guest star JOSEPH FUHR) and the kids from City Youth, a group of North Side do-gooders helping to clean up the South Side. Lip comes up with a scam, however, to put these kids to work for his own financial benefit. Despite all her hard work, Fiona fails to make any money off the club, leaving Lip to use his newfound yuppie friends to make some money back. Kev’s wife Cheryl (guest star CAMERON RICHARDSON) returns with her son Kyle. Frank calls Child Services on his own family.
Original air date: 02/10/2013 Runtime: 51:23 min. Carl says his goodbyes as he heads off to cancer camp, but he isn't sold on the camp's activities. No rifle range, no water skiing, no horseback riding…no fun! Always resourceful, Carl manages to find new friends and make the best of a sad situation. With Frank on babysitting duty, Sheila wants to introduce Jody to “Toy Time.” As a favor to Sheila (and to literally save his own ass), Frank agrees to be a reluctant Jody’s sex coach. After realizing Bobby the grocery store manager uses his entire staff for his personal pleasure, Fiona attempts to unite her coworkers against their boss. Lip and Mandy rescue Mandy’s half-sister, Molly (guest star MADISON MOELLERS), from foster care. Debbie practices holding her breath so that she can protect herself from the savage city-pool girls. Kev and V are trying to have a baby. Jimmy learns his parents are getting divorced and his dad is a little bit gay.
Original air date: 02/24/2013 Runtime: 54:23 min. The Department of Family Services hauls the Gallagher children away, leaving Fiona desperate to get them back. Lip and Ian tough it out in a group home that's more like a prison. Debbie is placed with Kamala (guest star JUANITA JENNINGS), a God-fearing woman who believes in "tough love.” Carl and Liam live the posh life with gay couple Cassius and Lanier (guest stars CHRIS BUTLER and MIKE DOYLE), but Carl doesn’t have any time to enjoy it as he fears they will try to adopt Liam. With Monica nowhere to be found, Fiona is forced to find Frank and get him ready to make a ‘Father of the Year’ appearance in court in order to win the kids back. All goes according to plan, until Fiona discovers that Frank's not only the solution to her problems with the DFS…but the cause of them! Jimmy dodges calls from his dad while he plays babysitter to Molly. Kev and Veronica recruit V’s mother as a surrogate. Terry Milkovich (guest star DENNIS COCKRUM) catches his son, Mickey, with Ian.
Original air date: 03/24/2013 Runtime: 50:30 min. Fiona's job at Worldwide Cup has brought structure into her life – both at work and at home. Everything is perfect, until Jimmy drops a bomb on her: He's seriously considering going back to medical school. Fiona slowly warms up to the idea of med school until Jimmy drops another bomb: The med school is in Michigan. Frank enjoys his newfound celebrity as the face of the gay rights movement. His speeches inspire. His enthusiasm is contagious…and he is handsomely compensated. Frank meets Alistair Huddleston (guest star DAN DONOHUE) who works for a transformational ministry specializing in conversion therapy, where Frank discovers there's even more money (and sex) to be made in having to straighten out. With Karen in a coma, Debbie continues to look after Sheila at the hospital. Ian struggles to wrap his mind around Mickey's decision to get married. V anxiously awaits her mom’s pregnancy test results. And Lip finally realizes the awful truth about what really happened to Karen.